Gambling as an addictive behaviour : impaired control, harm minimisation, treatment and prevention [E-Book] / Mark Dickerson, John O'Connor.
Dickerson, Mark G., (author)
O'Connor, John, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
1 online resource (xxvii, 176 pages)
englisch
9780521399197
9780511543715
9780521847018
International research monographs in the addictions
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Table of Contents:
  • 1
  • The Research Context
  • 1
  • Contemporary Gambling Worldwide
  • 1
  • Historical Themes
  • 2
  • Definitions of Gambling
  • 7
  • Legalised Forms of Gambling and their Consumption
  • 8
  • Consumption of Gambling
  • 9
  • Definitions: Excessive, Problem and Pathological Gambling
  • 10
  • Excessive Gambling
  • 10
  • Problem Gambling
  • 11
  • Pathological Gambling
  • 11
  • Measures of Excessive, Problem and Pathological Gambling
  • 13
  • Prevalence of Problem Gambling
  • 15
  • Risk Factors: Emerging Causal Themes
  • 16
  • Access and Continuous Forms
  • 17
  • Research Requirements
  • 20
  • 2
  • Research into Impaired Control of Gambling Behaviour, Definition and Measurement: Traditional Psychometric and Mathematical Psychology Approaches
  • 22
  • Gambling as One of the Addictions
  • 22
  • Problem Gambling as the Dependent Variable
  • 25
  • Self-Control as the Dependent Variable in Problem Gambling Research
  • 26
  • The Development of the Scale of Gambling Choices
  • 28
  • Independent Confirmation of the Dimension of Self-Control of Gambling Behaviour
  • 32
  • The Subjective Control Scale of Control Over Urges to Gamble
  • 32
  • A Qualitative Study of Self-Control in Youth Gamblers
  • 34
  • No Specific Limits (N = 3)
  • 35
  • Target Limits (N = 12, plus N = 5 who revise limits once only)
  • 37
  • Contingency Limits: Continually Revising or Setting Vague or Broad Limits (N = 14)
  • 37
  • Emotions and the Ability to Self-Regulate Gambling
  • 38
  • Reported Harmful Impacts and the Ability to Self-Regulate
  • 38
  • The Relationship Between Impaired Control and Chasing
  • 39
  • Impaired Control and Different Forms of Gambling
  • 41
  • Progress in the Measurement and Definition of Impaired Control of Gambling Behaviour
  • 43
  • The SGC 12-Items
  • 44
  • Reliability
  • 44
  • Validity
  • 44
  • 3
  • Impaired Control and its Relationship to other Variables Implicated in the Development of Pathological Gambling
  • 46
  • Initial Thoughts on Modelling Impaired Self-Control: Key Variables
  • 46
  • A Developmental Perspective on Impaired Control of Gambling
  • 46
  • Psychosocial Maturity, Self-Regulation and Reported Harmful Impacts of Gambling
  • 47
  • The Key Variables in Modelling Impaired Control
  • 49
  • Gambling Involvement
  • 49
  • Prior Mood and Emotion while Gambling
  • 62
  • Personality
  • 67
  • Alcohol
  • 68
  • The Role of Cognitive Variables
  • 74
  • The Role of Coping
  • 80
  • A Conceptual Basis for Modelling Impaired Self-Control of Gambling
  • 81
  • 4
  • Models of Impaired Self-Control of Gambling
  • 83
  • Empirical Model of EGM Play
  • 83
  • Main Study (O'Connor et al., 2005)
  • 85
  • Materials
  • 88
  • Descriptive Results for Main Variables
  • 88
  • Summary of Regression Analyses
  • 89
  • Critical Comment on Methodology
  • 90
  • Discussion of Empirical Findings
  • 91
  • Theoretical Speculations
  • 92
  • Modelling Impaired Self-Control: A Model of Gambling Temptation
  • Restraint
  • 93
  • Data Collection
  • 95
  • Sample Characteristics
  • 95
  • Discussion of the Two Approaches to Exploring Impaired Self-Control
  • 98
  • 5
  • Implications for Treatment Approaches to Problem Gambling Arising from the Model of Impaired Control
  • 100
  • Do Existing Treatments Work? Conclusions from Treatment Literature Reviews
  • 100
  • The Bio-psychosocial Model as a Basis for Treatment
  • 101
  • Implications of the Model of Impaired Control for Treatment Methods
  • 103
  • Implications for Treatment Goals
  • 105
  • 6
  • Implications for Harm Minimisation in the Management of Problem Gambling: Making Sense of "Responsible Gambling"
  • 107
  • Harm Minimisation and Gambling
  • 107
  • Educational Strategies
  • 109
  • Preventing Problem Gamblers from Further Harm
  • 111
  • Rendering the Process of Gambling Safer for all Consumers
  • 112
  • Impaired Control of Regular Gamblers: A Social and Consumer Protection Issue
  • 118
  • 7
  • A Case Study of "Responsible Gambling" Strategies within a Single Jurisdiction: Victoria, Australia
  • 124
  • The Introduction of Gaming Machines
  • 124
  • The Victorian Problem Gambling Services Strategy
  • 127
  • Problem Gambling Community Education Campaigns
  • 127
  • Direct Treatment Services
  • 129
  • Harm Minimisation
  • 133
  • Research
  • 135
  • Victoria: A Successful Public Health Approach or a Failure of Consumer Protection?
  • 136
  • Impaired Self-Control of Gambling
  • 138
  • Measurement
  • 138
  • Key Psychological Variables
  • 139
  • Cognitions and Chasing
  • 140
  • In the Present Context
  • 140
  • On the Nature of Impaired Self-control of Gambling
  • 140
  • Implications for Pathological Gambling
  • 145
  • Implications for Problem Gambling Policy
  • 147
  • Implications for Addiction
  • 148.